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Norma Terris Theatre (Chester, CT, )
North Main Street
Chester, CT,

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A musical comedy about a magical jukebox and a leather-jacketed stranger and the impact they have on a loveless town.


Now Playing Onstage in New Hampshire - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Appleton, WI - Week of 10/30/2016
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Jason Graae, Harley Jay and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Star in RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company has announced the complete cast of RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, a fabulously campy send up of 'Forbidden Planet' and other sci-fi film and TV shows of the 1950s which melds plot elements from The Tempest with language from multiple plays by Shakespeare. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Teams for WHITE CHRISTMAS and MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET — A LIVE MUSICAL RADIO PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

San Diego Musical Theatre is proud to announce the cast and creative teams for its two holiday productions this season. For the final year SDMT brings Irving Berlin's White Christmas to the historic Spreckels Theatre, with book by David Ives and Paul Blake, directed by Todd Nielsen. White Christmas runs November 25th- December 4th with press opening on Friday, November 25th. SDMT will also present the World Premiere of Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play directed by Colleen Kollar Smith, adapted by Lance Arthur Smith, with original music by Jon Lorenz. Miracle on 34th Street runs December 1st - 23rd at the Horton Grand Theatre, with press opening on Thursday, December 8th. (more...)

Stars of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Leave Shoppers 'All Shook Up' at Grand Central, Birmingham
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Shoppers in Birmingham city centre were left 'All Shook Up' earlier this week when not one, but four of America's greatest rock 'n' roll icons - Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins - descended on Grand Central shopping centre for an impromptu jam session! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jason Graae, James O'Neil, Rebecca Ann Johnson and More in RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Get ready to blast off on opening night for RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET at Rubicon Theatre Company this Saturday, October 29, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Jason Graae and More Lead RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, Beginning Tonight at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, a fabulously campy send up of 'Forbidden Planet' and other sci-fi film and TV shows of the 1950s which melds plot elements from The Tempest with language from multiple plays by Shakespeare. (more...)

Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Joely Fisher, Barry Pearl and More to Star in SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Lythgoe Family Panto have announced a very special holiday event, Cozi Zuehlsdorff ('Dolphin Tale' Films), Joely Fisher (Broadway: Cabaret, 'Desperate Housewives'), Barry Pearl ('Grease'), The Book of Mormon's Benjamin Schrader, Jeff Sumner (Genie in Disney's Aladdin-A Musical Spectacular), 'American Idol' finalist Vonzell Solomon and Conor Guzman (Pasadena Playhouse; The Fantasticks) starring in SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT, book by Kris Lythgoe, choreography by Spencer Liff, musical supervisor Michael Orland, musical direction by Michael Sobie and directed by Linda Goodrich. (more...)

Photo Flash: NUTCRACKER at The New Jersey Foundation for Dance and Theatre Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

There is a chill in the air and winter is on its way.  Whether the glow in your home comes from Chanukah candles or the bright lights around the Christmas tree, you surely appreciate that this is a time of year when tradition is everywhere you look.  One of the most popular holiday traditions is "The Nutcracker." Peter Tchaikovsky's classic was first presented in Europe back in 1892. You may be familiar with productions by The New York City Ballet, or other repertory companies but the interpretation of The New Jersey Foundation for Dance and Theatre Arts is in a different category and is not to be missed. They have been presenting their spectacular rendition of "The Nutcracker" in the North Jersey area for 23 years.  The show is considered one of New Jersey's finest dance and theatrical presentations.  Reviews of the performance have hailed it as a superb production of "The Nutcracker" with a twist.  The "twists" are director Nancy King's special touches and whimsical additions. "It's fast moving", she says, "It's a story that has something for everybody, whether you are a child seeing a ballet for the first time or someone who has seen many performances." It would be impossible not to get excited talking to King. Her love for dance and theater come across in every word she speaks. The results are a Nutcracker that combines many different styles of dance and musical theater. The opening scene is a musical theater production of an early 1900's village celebration, including holiday vocalists and specially choreographed dances. (more...)

Tony Nominee Anika Larsen Set for Season 3 Debut of THE SET LIST Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Finally back after a summer hiatus, musical theater podcast The Set List welcomes Tony Award nominee Anika Larsen as the third season's opening guest. (more...)

The Casting Auction, in Association with Porchlight Music Theatre Presents the Annual CHICAGO CASTING AUCTION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Anyone can be a star - for a price! The annual CHICAGO CASTING AUCTION is a unique opportunity for amateur theatre lovers to experience the thrill of being on stage in a professionally produced Chicago stage production - no experience or training required! The Casting Auction, in association with Porchlight Music Theatre, will be auctioning off over 30 roles for this season's musical production, All Shook Up, on Friday, November 4, 2016 at Michelle's Ballroom, 2800 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. The CHICAGO CASTING AUCTION will also feature live entertainment, delectable hors d'oeuvres, an open bar with signature cocktails, a lively dance floor and a professional photo booth to ham it up! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

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Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts Presents ALL SHOOK UP at Seacoast Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Seacoast Repertory Theatre's Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts is getting ready to kick off their Youth Mainstage offering, All Shook Up, which premiers on Friday, November 4th at 8pm. (more...)

Josh Franklin Releases Sophomore Album SPENT Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Having already received numerous accolades for his Broadway and acting career work and having performed alongside such musical legends as Aretha Franklin, Kylie Minogue, and Barry Manilow, Josh Franklin's sophomore album SPENT, out today, shines a spotlight on his immense talent as a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist musician. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of ALL SHOOK UP at The School of Theatre at Florida State
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The School of Theatre at Florida State University presents All Shook Up, running October 21 - 30, 2016, and BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars in costume below! (more...)

New Stars Join PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Tour Tonight in Fort Worth
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group welcome Derrick Davis, Jordan Craig, Trista Moldovan and Emily Ramirez to the principal cast of the spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera currently on national tour. (more...)

BWW Review: Can't Help Falling for ALL SHOOK UP
by Trevor Durham - Oct 19, 2016

Director Tom Ossowski gives a loving tribute to rock and roll. (more...)

Boomerang's LOVELESS TEXAS to Receive Private Industry Reading 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Boomerang Theatre Company (Tim Errickson, Artistic Director) is pleased to continue the artistic development of LOVELESS TEXAS, the new musical from Boomerang Associate Artistic Director Cailin Heffernan and composer Henry Aronson. LOVELESS TEXAS will receive an invitation-only industry reading in New York City on Thursday October 20th. (more...)

The Skivvies' Nick Cearley to Star in BUYER & CELLAR at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

'Buyer and Cellar' is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Jonathan Tolins' Buyer & Cellar stars Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies') as a struggling Los Angeles actor who finds himself working in Barbra Streisand's basement! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of ALL SHOOK UP at The School of Theatre at Florida State
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The School of Theatre at Florida State University presents All Shook Up, running October 21 - 30, 2016, and BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars in costume below! (more...)

The Skivvies' Nick Cearley Stars in BUYER & CELLAR, Opening Tonight at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

'Buyer and Cellar' is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Jonathan Tolins' Buyer & Cellar stars Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies') as a struggling Los Angeles actor who finds himself working in Barbra Streisand's basement! (more...)

The New Jersey Foundation for Dance and Theatre Arts to Stage THE NUTCRACKER This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

There is a chill in the air and winter is on its way. Whether the glow in your home comes from Chanukah candles or the bright lights around the Christmas tree, you surely appreciate that this is a time of year when tradition is everywhere you look. One of the most popular holiday traditions is 'The Nutcracker.' (more...)

Tony Award Winner, Joe DiPietro, Visits Florida Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce that multiple Tony Award winning author of 'Over the River and Through the Woods', Joe DiPietro, will visit Florida Rep on Nov. 16th. (more...)

ROCKNE Musical to Spotlight Notre Dame Football Coach with Reading at Northwestern's American Music Theatre Project
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the musical 'Rockne: There's Something in the Game' during a reading Nov. 19 on the Evanston campus. (more...)

Fruit of the Sea Coming to Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2016

When a down on her luck pet store clerk discovers she's actually landlocked mer-princess Calamaria, Fruit of the Sea, her life is turned head over fin. With her trusty sidekick, Jimmy the Lobster, Calamaria travels to central Florida's premiere mermaid attraction, Weeki Wachee Springs, to reclaim her tail and save the oceans from Garbage Island. Inspired by the Twitter account @_floridaman, roadside Americana, sea shanties, and the truth about climate change, this dark musical comedy plumbs the depths of identity and obsession to explore the line between harmlessly ridiculous and deceptively dangerous. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 11/06/2016
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Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 11/06/2016
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Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 11/06/2016
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Now Playing Onstage in New Hampshire - Week of 11/06/2016
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Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 11/06/2016
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Now Playing Onstage in Des Moines - Week of 11/06/2016
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Now Playing Onstage in Fort Lauderdale - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

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The Skivvies' Nick Cearley to Star in BUYER & CELLAR at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

"Buyer and Cellar" is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Jonathan Tolins' Buyer & Cellar stars Nick Cearley ("The Skivvies") as a struggling Los Angeles actor who finds himself working in Barbra Streisand's basement! (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Regional Awards Update - Robert Kowalewski, Marlene Karpinski in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 29, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway Actor/Singer CHEYENNE JACKSON Talks GMCLA Holiday Show
by Don Grigware - Nov 28, 2016

Actor/singer Cheyenne Jackson first appeared on Broadway with Sutton Foster in Thoroughly Modern Millie. Needless to say, he caused a sensation and has since made the TV screen sizzle with his appearances in Glee and American Horror Story. He will be making a concert appearance on December 15 and 17/18 in four Holiday shows with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles. (GMCLA) Jackson spoke briefly with me about this concert and comments on various points of his illustrious career thus far. As far as his personal life goes, Jackson is openly gay, married to Jason Landau, and they just became the parents of two children. (more...)

Photo Flash: ANNIE WARBUCKS Celebrates Opening at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Theatre at the Center's production of Annie Warbucks, the sequel to Annie, the 1977 Tony Award-winning smash Broadway hit, opened to a packed house Sunday, November 20. Based on Harold Gray's Little Orphan Annie comic strip, the book is by Thomas Meehan with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin. Annie Warbucks opened Off Broadway in 1993 and broke records for the time with 200 performances.  The Jeff Recommended production will continue through December 18. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Cheyenne Jackson, and James Monroe Iglehart to Launch FEINSTEIN'S PRESENTS Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Today, Feinstein's at the Nikkoannounced Feinstein's Presents, a new series showcasing world-class performers at larger venues throughout the Bay Area. Kicking off the series, Feinstein's at the Nikkowill partner with The Lesher Center for the Arts to present three of the hottest stars of stage and screen - actor, singer and songwriter Cheyenne Jackson on Friday, January 20, 2017; Tony Award winner and Bay Area native James Monroe Iglehart onFriday, February 3, 2017; and Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Matthew Morrison on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Additional Feinstein's Presents artists and venues will be announced at a later date. (more...)

New Donna Summer Musical, Leigh Silverman-Helmed WILD GOOSE DREAMS and More Round Out La Jolla Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for the development of new work, announces four world-premiere productions for the 2017/2018 season, including the previously-announced Escape to Margaritaville (May/June), featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett and an original story by co-book writers Greg Garcia ('My Name Is Earl') and Mike O'Malley ('Survivor's Remorse,' 'Shameless'), directed by La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away, Memphis). (more...)

Broadway to the Rescue Presents THE BIG FAT CHRISTMAS SHOW to Benefit Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The largest cast of Broadway performers ever assembled in Los Angeles, with over 55 Broadway shows combined, will take the stage at the El Portal Theatre for Broadway to the Rescue's 3rd benefit concert for two spectacular nights on December 1 & 2, 2016 at 7PM. The Big Fat Christmas Show promises to be the must-attend event of the holiday season.  (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces The Cast of PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce casting for the Pittsburgh premiere of PUMP BOYS & DINETTES, January 26 - April 15, 2017 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

Cast Revealed for Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Return Atlanta Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for the triumphant return Atlanta engagement at the Fox Theatre February 22 - March 5 as a Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2016/2017 season special. (more...)

bergenPAC Welcomes Guest Choreographer Tyce Diorio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC located at 1 Depot Square in Englewood NJ welcomes So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Tyce Diorio. (more...)

Photo Flash: A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Gears Up for A Return to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC returns to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Monday, November 14th at 8:30pm for its latest showcase of emerging musical theater writers, featuring performers from Broadway and beyond.  (more...)

Tony Winner Nikki M. James Boards LA Opera's WONDERFUL TOWN, Starring Faith Prince & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Nikki M. James, who won a Tony Award for her appearance in The Book of Mormon, will appear as Eileen Sherwood in LA Opera's December presentation of Wonderful Town. (more...)

Casting and Writers Announced for A LITTLE NEW MUSIC at Catalina Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC returns to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Monday, November 14th at 8:30pm for its latest showcase of emerging musical theater writers, featuring performers from Broadway and beyond. Krysta Rodriguez (B'way: THE ADDAMS FAMILY, SPRING AWAKENING; NBC's "SMASH"), recently seen in A CHORUS LINE at the Hollywood Bowl, joins the cast; along with West End star Jon Jon Briones, who will reprise his Olivier nominated performance as the Engineer in MISS SAIGON on Broadway next spring. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Long Island Regional Awards Update - Matt Senese, Ella Watts Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Long Island Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

TexARTS Celebrates the Holidays with A Cool Yule
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

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